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Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Castle Tourist Spot
Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • We had flown into Riga international airport and car hired. Our stop here was not planed but saw it high on one of Latvia very few hillsides. Being flatter than a pancake o fa country this was noted f...  more »
  • Travelled here from Riga by train and then caught a bus up to the castle. Travel very cheap. €1.90 for the train and 50'cents for the bus. Spent over 2 hours walking through the grounds and looking at...  more »
  • Had mixed feelings with this place. The park is beautiful, much bigger as it may seem from the outside. As for the exhibitions - we were not impressed (most of the information in Latvian (e.g. signs o...  more »
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  • It's a visit you must do. It's really beautiful and it's worthy getting there walking from Sigulda (Only 5 km)
  • It is worth to see but make sure to visit one day! 5euro for adult ..map is extra but dont have2buy it ;) for whole hill, folk song nature trail and castle ...Bath ,fish house carts house included , extra 0.7 euro traditional mansion house ...
  • Lovely day, needs to be better promoted to people staying in Riga.
  • Nice view from tower. There were reconstructions in progress, but in general not the biggest impression.
  • Great information available however limited in English. Fun to walk around with family and small kids especially.